Damian Collins is the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010, following his career in the advertising and communications industries. From 2016 to 2019, he was Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, having previously served as a member. In this role he led the Committee’s inquiries on disinformation and fake news, and addictive and immersive technologies. He subsequently Chaired the Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill, before serving as Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2022. Damian continues to work to scrutinise the Online Safety Bill as the Government’s plans to regulate social media progress.